He’s one of my favorite recent rap musicians and I came across this excellent TED talk by Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi) about his challenges from being a young teen & going forward to live his passion and pursuit for happiness… wise words from this 31 year old success story who’s super down to earth.

A must see for my boys (and any other young person)…

and a couple of my favourite music tracks from him (keep in mind, he’s being sarcastic and self-deprecating with his lyrics and visuals … 🙂):

Day n Nite




The Pursuit of Happiness



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Quick lunchtime food and food for thought…

Well, tonight’s the night! The last show I saw at the Bell Centre was the Beastie Boys and man was that a blast. Now granted, I haven’t been a fan of Kanye West since the mid-eighties as is the case with the B-boys but I sure am looking to hearing his words and grooving to his rhythms… as well as those of Rihanna.

I’m in a great seat (in great company mmmm) in the 100 level… and was surprised to see that Kanye tickets are still available … interestingly enough the resale price is about the same for 100-level reserved seats as they are for the floor seats which are general admission. The price for tickets varies between about $140-225 for the good ones (which were about $100 face value)…

Kanye West Glow in the Dark Tour Poster

I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like in reserved seating as opposed to being in GA on the floor. I was on the floor for the Beastie Boys and it was amazing… mind you, the arena sound reinforcement systems are designed to throw the sound and therefore a lot of people further back and higher (in the 300, 400 and loge levels) actually felt more bass than I perceived down on the floor.

I sure hope there’s enough low end…

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